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by copper
02 Aug 2020, 16:03
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Eldritch and Morrissey?
Replies: 31
Views: 2186

Re: Eldritch and Morrissey?

GC wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 22:24
He also claims that Klaus Kinski in underated ....FFS
Von likes his movies weirder than usual? He namedropped Wild at Heart era Nic Cage in the same sentence, so I only read it as him liking gonzo actors chewing up the scenery.

Might as well oooh at him for championing Gary Glitter.
by copper
16 May 2020, 21:30
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Last show with a real bass?
Replies: 27
Views: 2975

Yup, in fairness, Craig was the first and last real bass player in the band. Both Patsy and Tony were more on the promo side, and while Tony played live bass for a while, his studio contributions to Vision Thing were very limited.
by copper
14 May 2020, 13:40
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Last show with a real bass?
Replies: 27
Views: 2975

czuczu's got it, Winterthur was Tony James' last show. On Oct 21st, 1991, about two months later, he told Von he was leaving the band. And what's the actual reason we no longer have one apart from falling out with a bass player in the past.... Money. The next year, Von opened up about the lack of ba...
by copper
14 May 2020, 13:40
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Last show with a real bass?
Replies: 27
Views: 2975

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by copper
11 May 2020, 09:28
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday Patsy!
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

I recall Patsy sued Von in the 90s over unpaid fees. IIRC, the case was settled out of court.

While settling, both parties agree to put a public lid on the matter. The tact Von aired his dirty laundry in UTR some time before the gag.
by copper
19 Mar 2020, 23:40
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Lamb of God ripping off Marian?!
Replies: 23
Views: 2619

I suspect Von would probably take it as a compliment. He said recently that it's the metal bands who tend to "big up" the Sisters. I suspect he would ask for royalties. And bemoan the lyrical quality. But Von's done the same cut n' paste, wash n' rinse routines in the footsteps of T.S. Eliot. And a...
by copper
08 Mar 2020, 11:53
Forum: Lyrics
Topic: Black Sail
Replies: 27
Views: 3980

there is no space between us
there is no captain to guide you

we threw a line
we threw a ---

lead a way
lead a way boys
lead a way
that's what you do (they were many/we are few)

leave away
leave away boys
leave away
that's what you do (they were many/we are few)
by copper
19 Feb 2020, 00:18
Forum: Sisters 2020
Topic: The Sisters Of Mercy 2020 Official Portrait
Replies: 60
Views: 10469

Nice band pic :eek: A throwaway read-into-it - Ben looks calm (steady profile). Davey's a tad intense (avert gaze, clenched hands). Dylan's defiant (look at that chin). Von leans sideways like he's curious about the camera lens. The guy's spent half his life NOT releasing the next Sisters album. May...
by copper
31 Dec 2019, 01:07
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters crazy cross stitches!
Replies: 48
Views: 5093

I would love to think that Andrew has somehow seen it and approves, that would make me so happy! Find out in March when you ask him :D :notworthy: That's when he goes, 'We'd like you to stitch us up an album cover' and poor Charlie faints. Jokes aside, they're lovely. The Head and Star is bang-on. ...
by copper
12 Dec 2019, 13:48
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters spotting
Replies: 213
Views: 80890

Gibson? Unlikely. He's decidedly a more off-line chap. Alexa Williamson: Getting back to the part of that Mojo quote, "locked in with my computer", how much have you used the Internet? You stated on the phone that you are not an "avid" Internet user. Is this because you're jaded by it? What is your ...
by copper
12 Dec 2019, 13:28
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters live sound – the majestic 1993 sound vs today's
Replies: 97
Views: 9160

Line up change for 2006 and we get to the current sound - it really hasn't changed a great deal since then. They're not as loud and cos they're not as loud so all the issues with their live sound are more obvious - lack of vocal range and power, thin lead guitar sound and some truly odd choices wit...
by copper
31 Oct 2019, 03:31
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: KICKLINE, ARE WE GOING TO BE BAD?, BETTER REPTILE
Replies: 147
Views: 24429

In the morning Mike respects BABES Mary says "I hope you choke on a crust of bread." Denice says "Are we going to be bad?" Official Sisters site The song name is an anecdote Mike shared with :von:. Could it be simple as that; while bromancing with Dylan, :von: reached out to his drawer and pulled o...
by copper
23 Oct 2019, 11:17
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: KICKLINE, ARE WE GOING TO BE BAD?, BETTER REPTILE
Replies: 147
Views: 24429

Just putting the Ozzie interviews here. We recently got a new guitar player in the band – an Australian named Dylan. He lives quite close to where I live with my girlfriend in Belgium, and the very fact that we can be in the same room together has suddenly generated a massive amount of new materia...
by copper
13 Oct 2019, 08:40
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: So . . . is it time to talk about that New Album again?
Replies: 35
Views: 5431

Factor in that there is an album's worth of songs from '97-'98. Creative itch was satiated by working out those numbers, followed by deflation and frustration due to a non-release. Whatever the reason behind it, such a situation is a nightmare for a band. The hope died in :von:'s case around 2003ish...
by copper
21 Sep 2019, 16:55
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: KICKLINE, ARE WE GOING TO BE BAD?, BETTER REPTILE
Replies: 147
Views: 24429

About those writing credits. LTW: Do you prefer being in a band to working in isolation? Eldritch: Being in the Sisters I can do both. I can work for 6 weeks on three minutes of music and give it to the lads and say what are we going to do with it. I’m not sat at the back like a stupid drummer! Wh...
by copper
17 Sep 2019, 18:12
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: KICKLINE, ARE WE GOING TO BE BAD?, BETTER REPTILE
Replies: 147
Views: 24429

Nothing we've heard from this new batch is as good as the 97-98 stuff or the early noughties songs. I would have to agree. Where are the wonderful basslines and drums patterns? Or lyrics that you can't fit on a postcard? Pretty much everything he said three years ago jives with the new songs. Spars...
by copper
15 Sep 2019, 14:51
Forum: Sisters 2019
Topic: 2019-09-16, Antwerpen, Belgium. Near Meth Experience
Replies: 167
Views: 21789

Adding to the maybe uncalled for excitement :wink: it's interesting to note that the band (well, don't know about Andrew) spent a whole week in Antwerpen before Hellfest, and another few days before Wacken. That's not normal Sisters procedure as we know it from the last decade? And apparently rushi...
by copper
01 Jul 2019, 22:46
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The new guitarist
Replies: 121
Views: 16678

eastmidswhizzkid wrote:he probably just uses Cuebase to programme the Doktor. no evidence or likelihood of anything else.
:bat:
Infinitely likelier, yes.
by copper
30 Jun 2019, 02:12
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The new guitarist
Replies: 121
Views: 16678

Depprocksfarfar wrote:On live page "equipment"(with new pictures and lnks) have been updated aswell. Scroll down!
http://www.the-sisters-of-mercy.com/news/livenews.html
Cubase.

The cheeky sod gets on with recording the minute Chris leaves :roll:
by copper
08 Jun 2019, 22:44
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Those singles that never happened...
Replies: 40
Views: 11410

And just to say... The main problem with a new album is that I don’t want to blackmail my band into doing it for free... Add to that the fact that I haven’t spoken to the label in years and vice versa. Thee label exists, apparently, as a legally binding entity in :von:'s world. Suggests they "do...
by copper
05 Jun 2019, 20:52
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Has Chris quit The Sisters?
Replies: 147
Views: 21468

Might there be a Near Meth show in Leeds before Hellfest?

Safe hands... Again, would love Marx, but likeliest is some Leeds-based (un)known guitarist, without a history with the band. Or one of the roadies.
by copper
02 Jun 2019, 17:26
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Has Chris quit The Sisters?
Replies: 147
Views: 21468

Gary Marx would be fitting at this stage of the game.

He surely won't be the one, tho.
by copper
01 Jun 2019, 20:46
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Has Chris quit The Sisters?
Replies: 147
Views: 21468

Yup, but anyhoo - big respect for Chris for all he's done for the band over the years. Quick math suggests Chris clocked up as many years of service as Mr Whammy and, with Ben, maintained the steadiest lineup in the bands history. Add up all he's done over the years, starting with making the live ge...
by copper
01 Jun 2019, 20:32
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Has Chris quit The Sisters?
Replies: 147
Views: 21468

d0gbones wrote:I'm assuming it's alright to talk about now it's on his Twitter... He said the guy replacing him is "very good".
His replacement already does a solid drum n' bass. :P
by copper
14 May 2019, 13:59
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Those singles that never happened...
Replies: 40
Views: 11410

Susanne's a mystery. I (vaguely) recall some commentary that the main impetus to release the video was to convince promoters to book the band, without an actual DVD in sight, let alone a studio album. To further muddy the waters, see the lyrics page of the song. The sole songwriter credited is Mike ...